Man sent to prison after multiple burglaries across Cherwell and West Oxfordshire

20-year-old Alex Clifton has been sentenced for burglaries around Cherwell and West Oxfordshire.
20-year-old Alex Clifton has been sentenced for burglaries around Cherwell and West Oxfordshire.

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison following burglaries at rural homes in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire.

Alex Clifton, of Windmill Road in Headington, Oxford was convicted of four counts of burglary at Oxford Crown Court on September 7.

He was arrested and charged on August 9 following burglaries on July 24 in Swerford, August 5 in Burdrop, August 6 in Barford St Michael and August 8 in Stonesfield. Jewellery and cash were taken.

Before sentencing Clifton admitted a further 11 offences in Cherwell, West Oxfordshire and Oxford and these were taken into consideration. The offences included burglary, attempted burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

Clifton pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment.

Investigator Claire Rennie, based at Banbury police station, said: “Clifton was a prolific burglar preying predominantly on the rural villages targeting properties for cash and gold jewellery.

“Thames Valley Police works to ensure that people committing crimes like this will be investigated, prosecuted and face prison.”